Alina Ovesea
[Alina Ovesea]
2019-03-14 06:46:57

Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

[natural] [ mountain , gorges , aquatic , botanical , natural wonders ]

english
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3,900 ALL
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Difficulty


Theme

blue waters

When to visit

I think September is the best time to visit, you can still go to the mountains and still take a bath in the amazing blue waters without the crowds.

Description

Albania is an amazing country, with amazing natural exhibits. The most striking thing that flowed me around the country was the blue waters. Either deep transparent blue or thick whitish-blue, or the mottled view of the sea with different depths. Also I have to mention that the hole county is a big mountain. Anywhere you will go you will be in the mountains, in the north, in the capital or at the sea, the edges will be everywhere. The north of the country, the Albanian Alps are the most amazing mountains of all. The tour focuses on natural wonders of Albania, but it takes you also to the capital (Tirana) and to the 3 UNESCO Heritage monuments in the country: Berat, Gjirokastra and Butrin. As warnings: - don't drive at night - be ware of possible animals crossing the road: goats, sheep, donkeys. In this itinerary in Albania I would not give up: Theti Village, Komani Lake ferry and Llogara Pass. Itinerary: Day 1,2 cross Romania and Serbia, arrive in Albania. Day 3: drive on SH 20 and 21 and Mountain Pass: Leqet e Hotit and Qafe e Terthores, arrive in Thethi Village. Day 4: visit Thethi surroundings to the Blue Eye Watefall. Day 5: go to Komani Ferry starting point. Day 6: Komani Lake arrive in Valbone. Day 7: visit Kruje and arrive in Tirana. Day 8: visit Tirana. Day 9: Berat. Day 10: Osumi Canyon. Day 11: Gjirokaster Castle. Day 12: arrive at the Adriatic sea and visit Butrint. Day 13, 14: enjoy the sea and cross the mountains on Llogara Pass. Day 15, 16, 17: return to Romania through Montenegro and Serbia.

Points

Bucharest Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Bucharest

[starting point]

distance

950.4km

Duration

59:15 h
Hotel Craiovita Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Hotel Craiovita

[accommodation] [hotel]

End of day 1 Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

End of day 1 1

[end day]

Bridge over Danube Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Bridge over Danube

[landmark] [bridge]

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Romanian Border Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Romanian Border

[information] [country border]

Iron Gates II Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Iron Gates II

[landmark] [hydroelectric power station]

Serbian Border Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Serbian Border

[information] [country border]

Mountain Pass Nacionalni park Kopaonik Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Mountain Pass Nacionalni park Kopaonik

[landmark] [mountain pass]

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view point/ panorama  

[landmark] [view point/ panorama]

 Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

view point/ panorama  

[landmark] [view point/ panorama]

Špiljani - Serbian Country Border Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Špiljani - Serbian Country Border

[information] [country border]

Dracenovac - Montenegro Country Border Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Dracenovac - Montenegro Country Border

[information] [country border]

Zeleni Raj Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Zeleni Raj

[accommodation] [hotel]

Description

we really don't recommend staying here. Maybe you can find a better place on the way
End of day 2 Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

End of day 2 2

[end day]

Guci/Gusinje - Montenegro Country Border Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Guci/Gusinje - Montenegro Country Border

[information] [country border]

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Vermosh - Albanian Country Border Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Vermosh - Albanian Country Border

[information] [country border]

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Unpaved road Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Unpaved road

[information] [traffic]

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Asphalted road Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Asphalted road

[information] [traffic]

Wooden Bridge Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Wooden Bridge

[landmark] [bridge]

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Wooden Bridge Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Wooden Bridge

[landmark] [bridge]

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SH 20 - the mountain road in the Albanian Alps Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

SH 20 - the mountain road in the Albanian Alps

[landmark] [street / road]

Description

SH 20 is a newly asphalted mountain road. The views are amazing. It is included in the most dangerous roads because it was a one lane dirt road that was doable only with a 4x4 car or motorcycle. Now is a smooth and safe road. It has some steep portions, but nothing to worry about. The trip itself and the view are amazing. Also there is very little traffic because people don't know about it. It was hard to find on internet information about the road state, if it is asphalted, etc. But now I can confirm it is brand new and finished and i will take you to Hani i Hotit and national road 1 (SH1).

warnings

- don't drive at night - be ware of the animals on the road (sheep, donkeys) - beware of the falling rocks - the lanes are really narrow, so you have to slow down when you meet another car. - if it is winter, the road might get closed due to heavy snow

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Blue river Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Blue river

[landmark] [river]

Description

This is the theme of this trip, this clear, blueish mountain water. It is really cold, but remember this color, it will follow you around

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Leqet e Hotit Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Leqet e Hotit

[landmark] [mountain pass]

Description

Leqet e Hotit is a mountain pass at an elevation of 684 meters above the sea level. It is truly an amazing experience to derive through the hair-pin curves and in the end get to see them from above.

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View point of Leqet e Hotit Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

View point of Leqet e Hotit

[landmark] [view point/ panorama]

Description

You can stop the car and see the road you just came on (Leqet e Hotit). It is a great view of the area and the winding road.

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SH 21 - road to Theth Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

SH 21 - road to Theth

[landmark] [street / road]

Description

The road is taking you in the hearth of the mountains

warnings

one lane for both directions. The road is asphalted in the beginning but in the end there are 16 km unpaved road. - don't g if it is raining or if it is snowing. - don't go unless you still have 2 hours of light. It is not a road you want to make by night.

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Designed viewpoint Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Designed viewpoint

[landmark] [view point/ panorama]

Description

This road is amazing. From here you have a great view of the valley

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Qafe e Terthores Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Qafe e Terthores

[landmark] [mountain pass]

Description

You get an amazing view from here. This is a mountain pass in the Albanian Alps taking you from Koplik to Theth. It is at 1685 m above sea level. Also know as Qafa e Thorës.

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Dangerous, single lane, unpaved road Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Dangerous, single lane, unpaved road

[information] [safety notifications]

Description

The road from here it is an unpaved single lane road that requires a 4x4 car. We did it with a Volkswagen Golf, so it is possible to do it with a street car, but you have to be very careful at the road, at the rocks and at the crazy local drivers. If you are not sure, you can leave your car here and take a car that transports people to the village of Theth.

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Albanian Alps Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Albanian Alps

[landmark] [mountain peak]

Description

As you pass Qafe e Terthores you start to see the Albanian Alps in all their splendor. There magnificent mountains are called Prokletije, which means cursed. I don't know why people perceive them like this, but to me they are heavenly. The mountains are on Albania, Serbia, and Kosovo territory , but the highest peak is in Albania: Maja Jezerce at 2694 m.

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Thethi Village Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Thethi Village

[landmark] [village]

Description

One of the most breathtaking places. You wake up in the morning with a 360 panorama and you can not decide where to look. The village is situates at 850 meters above sea level and is surrounded by the high peak of the Albanian Alps. I think the description of Edith Durham (who visited Thethi in 1908) captures the feeling you get: I think no place where human beings live has given me such an impression of majestic isolation from all the world. You feel surrounded by imposing nature and totally disconnected from civilization. The village dates back 300 years ago when Catholic Christians retreat here in order to preserve their faith from conversion to Islam. You can read more about this place on their page: https://thethi-guide.com/

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Villa Gjeçaj Folk & Design Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Villa Gjeçaj Folk & Design

[accommodation] [guest house]

3900.0 ALL

Description

We loved this place. Is family run complex with great accommodation and great food. The design is interesting and appropriate for the region. The views from here are amazing. The family promotes tourism to Theth Valley with their website: http://thethi-guide.com/ You can find out more abou this place here: https://www.facebook.com/VillaGjecajTheth/

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End of day 3 Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

End of day 3 3

[end day]

Description

Make sure you get up early as you have a 26 km walk next day
Road to Blue Eye Theth Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Road to Blue Eye Theth

[transport] [walk]

distance

21.6km

Duration

24:45 h

Description

This road will take you to the Blue Eye. This is the only road accessible with a car for all the people living in this area. So you will meet from time to time some cars. But we went there walking, a delight for the eye.

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Panorama over the surrounding mountains Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Panorama over the surrounding mountains

[landmark] [view point/ panorama]

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[landmark] []

Water canal Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Water canal

[landmark] [bridge]

Description

You will cross a man made canal capturing water from the stream to provide it to the Electric Plant of Ndërlysa.

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Wooden bridge over amazing blue water Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Wooden bridge over amazing blue water

[landmark] [bridge]

Description

This bridge will show you the blue waters below and the stone formation near by.

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Wooden ladder Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Wooden ladder

[information] [safety notifications]

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River crossing Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

River crossing

[information] [safety notifications]

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The Blue Eye Theth (Syri kaltër) Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

The Blue Eye Theth (Syri kaltër)

[landmark] [lake]

Description

One of the most amazing places you will see in this journey it is this lake formed by a small waterfall. The water is purely blue and very cold (you cannot stay 10 seconds with your feet in the water cold). This lake is formed by the Black River (weird ey?) formed only from the melting snow in the Albanian Alps. the lake is about 100 m2 and about 3 to 5 meters of depth. It is quite big, the pictures don't do it justice. To avoid confusions, there are 2 Blue Eyes in Albania: There is this Blue Eye of Theth - a lake formed by a waterfall, and there is the Blue Eye near Sarandë in Vlorë County, which is more accessible and more popular. The second one is a water spring (a different phenomena) and this tour will take you there.

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Wood terrace Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Wood terrace

[landmark] [view point/ panorama]

Description

You can stay here in an improvised terrace, drink a soda and admire the blue of the lake.

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Stone formation Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Stone formation

[landmark] [rock formation]

Description

This are created by floods of the Black River. In the Spring time they are filled with the blue water creating an amazing view. In the summer the water is little, but still a great view.

warnings

-be ware not to slip

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Nanrreth River hiking Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Nanrreth River hiking

[landmark] [river]

Description

We decided to stray from the path and hike on the river bank. You can go on the main path if you don't like climbing boulders.

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View of the Grunas Waterfall Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

View of the Grunas Waterfall

[landmark] [waterfall]

Description

On the right side you will see the Grunas Waterfall. Because it was late, we decided not to make this 30 minutes detour to the waterfall. But if you have the time, we recommend you to go. This waterfall is best in the spring when if gathers the water from melting snow

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Bridge Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Bridge

[landmark] [bridge]

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Kula Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Kula

[landmark] [building]

Description

This stone building offers protection to those in need. It all starts with the meaning of the revenge

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view of the Theth Church Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

view of the Theth Church

[landmark] [view point/ panorama]

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 Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

church / monastery  

[landmark] [church / monastery]

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guest house  

[accommodation] [guest house]

End of day 4 Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

End of day 4 4

[end day]

 Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

car  

[transport] [car]

distance

74.6km

Duration

03:34 h
 Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

street / road  

[landmark] [street / road]

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 Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

walk  

[transport] [walk]

distance

1.6km

Duration

01:20 h
 Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

mosque  

[landmark] [mosque]

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Restaurant Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Restaurant

[accommodation] [inn]

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car  

[transport] [car]

distance

53.1km

Duration

15:57 h
 Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

traffic  

[information] [traffic]

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View over Drin River Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

View over Drin River

[landmark] [view point/ panorama]

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View over Drin River Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

View over Drin River

[landmark] [view point/ panorama]

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View over Drin River Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

View over Drin River

[landmark] [view point/ panorama]

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Koman Hydroelectric Power Station Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Koman Hydroelectric Power Station

[landmark] [hydroelectric power station]

Description

Koman Hydroelectric Power Station is a large hydroelectric power station built on the Drin River. The dam is 130m tall and was completed in 1985, but the reservoir was filled with water at full capacity in 1986. On Drin River there are 3 Power Station. First one is Vau i Dejës Hydroelectric Power Station back near Skhoder, the Koman Power Station is the second, and there is another one at Fierza Hydroelectric Power Station. A masterpiece of the communism regime.

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Rozafa Ferry & Accommodation Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Rozafa Ferry & Accommodation

[accommodation] [hotel]

Description

This is a place where we don't recommend you to stay. You can spend the night in Shkodër and wake up early to catch the 9 am ferry. Be aware that before reaching this place you will have to go up and then enter the carved mountain so you can arrive above the hydro power.
End of day 5 Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

End of day 5 5

[end day]

Berisha Ferry for Komani Lake Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Berisha Ferry for Komani Lake

[transport] [ferry]

distance

32.7km

Duration

02:59 h

Description

Yo have to make a reservation at https://komanilakeferry.com/en/timetables-and-prices/. You will pay for number of people (5 euro/person) and for the car (5 euro / square meter)

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Komani Lake Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Komani Lake

[landmark] [lake]

Description

The trip on this lake take around 2 and a half hours, but there won't be any dull moments. Every turn will provide new and new surprises. This point is at the peak of this experience, where the view is incredible. A funny feeling about it is that is so winding that you can no see where you came from or where you are going. The rocks overlap in such a way that you can imagine coming from there. I can definitely say that this was the best experience and view from our 2 week Albanian tour. In reality this is a man made lake that flooded the area when the Koman Hydroelectric Power Station was build.
River from Theth Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

River from Theth

[landmark] [river]

Description

The river you see here is the one that comes from Theth, the one you have been hiking 2 days ago. It offers a new perspective.

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Fjord of Komani Lake Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Fjord of Komani Lake

[landmark] []

Description

This landscape it is compared with the Scandinavian Fjords due to the dramatic steep walls plunging into the blue water.
Most dramatic view of Komani Lake Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Most dramatic view of Komani Lake

[landmark] [lake]

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Fierzë (near the Fierza Hydroelectric Power Station) Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Fierzë (near the Fierza Hydroelectric Power Station)

[transport] [car]

distance

39.8km

Duration

01:26 h

Description

The trip goes form one power station to another. After such an amazing trip you hoe it doe not stop.
BUJTINA Valbonë Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

BUJTINA Valbonë

[accommodation] [hotel]

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walk  

[transport] [walk]

distance

3km

Duration

18:56 h
Old Mill in Valbone Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Old Mill in Valbone

[landmark] [mill]

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rock formations in Valbone Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

rock formations in Valbone

[landmark] [rock formation]

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End of day 6 Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

End of day 6 6

[end day]

car trip from Valbone to Tirana Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

car trip from Valbone to Tirana

[transport] [car]

distance

323.3km

Duration

08:26 h
Valbona / Valbonë Valley Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Valbona / Valbonë Valley

[landmark] [valley]

Description

The Valbonë Valley National Park (Albanian: Parku Kombëtar Lugina e Valbonës) is a national park inside the Albanian Alps. From here you can hike to Theth in about 6-8 hours.

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canyon / gorges  

[landmark] [canyon / gorges]

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One lane road Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

One lane road

[information] [traffic]

Description

This is a one lane road. So be careful at every turn.
Fierza Reservoir Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Fierza Reservoir

[landmark] [view point/ panorama]

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Fierza Reservoir Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Fierza Reservoir

[landmark] [view point/ panorama]

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bridge  

[landmark] [bridge]

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bridge  

[landmark] [bridge]

National Highway Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

National Highway

[landmark] [street / road]

Description

The Albania–Kosovo Highway (Rruga e Kombit in Albanian ), is a four-lane highway constructed from 2006. It is a great road, cutting mountains. It is very spectacular. It i Albania most ambitious project in decades and it cost over one billion euros.

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The road is pretty bad. Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

The road is pretty bad.

[information] [traffic]

Description

You can continue your trip ahead to Tirana. We decided to make a detour in this high hills.
 Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

bridge  

[landmark] [bridge]

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 Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

walk  

[transport] [walk]

distance

1km

Duration

01:25 h
Old neighborhood of Krujë Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Old neighborhood of Krujë

[landmark] [neighborhood]

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Castle Of Kruja Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Castle Of Kruja

[landmark] [castle / citadel / fortress]

Description

Castle Of Kruja (Kalaja e Krujës in Albanian)

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Muzeu Kombëtar Gjergj Kastrioti Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Muzeu Kombëtar Gjergj Kastrioti

[landmark] [museum]

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Muzeu Etnografik Kruje Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Muzeu Etnografik Kruje

[landmark] [museum]

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Sunset Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Sunset

[landmark] [view point/ panorama]

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car  

[transport] [car]

distance

33.4km

Duration

13:28 h
Royal Vila Hotel Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Royal Vila Hotel

[accommodation] [hotel]

End of day 7 Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

End of day 7 7

[end day]

 Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

walk  

[transport] [walk]

distance

4.8km

Duration

03:18 h
Tirana Free Tour Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Tirana Free Tour

[landmark] [tour]

Description

The meeting point is at the Opera House. The tour starts everyday at 10:00 am and it will take you on a 2h trip along the controversial and weird history of Albanian Country. Our guide, Gaza, will take you to his brutal and honest memories of his childhood and youth. One of the most memorable thing he said is about his mom, in 1992 after the communism felt, that they had bananas imported in the country and they saw them for the first time. His mother didn't want to eat them because she didn't trust bananas. His stories will make you understand and relive those days of terror and fear. For more information check out their site: http://www.tiranafreetour.com/free-tour.html

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Tirana Main Square Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Tirana Main Square

[landmark] [square]

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Clock Tower Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Clock Tower

[landmark] [tower]

BUNK'ART 2 Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

BUNK'ART 2

[landmark] [museum]

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National Art Museum Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

National Art Museum

[landmark] [museum]

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Justinian Fortress Wall Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Justinian Fortress Wall

[landmark] [wall]

George W. Bush Street Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

George W. Bush Street

[landmark] [street / road]

Albanian Parliament Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Albanian Parliament

[landmark] [building]

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Catholic Cathedral Saint Paul Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Catholic Cathedral Saint Paul

[landmark] [church / monastery]

Pyramid of Tirana Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Pyramid of Tirana

[landmark] [building]

Bunker and Berlin Wall Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Bunker and Berlin Wall

[landmark] [building]

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Dictator Enver Hoxha House Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Dictator Enver Hoxha House

[landmark] [house]

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church / monastery  

[landmark] [church / monastery]

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End of Tour Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

End of Tour

[landmark] [tour]

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bus  

[transport] [bus]

distance

5.6km

Duration

00:29 h
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[information] []

 Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

walk  

[transport] [walk]

distance

2km

Duration

01:24 h
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payment point  

[information] [payment point]

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BUNK'ART bunker Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

BUNK'ART bunker

[landmark] [museum]

Description

This was design to become the bunker for the leader and official member to retreat in case of bombing. From here the operations would have been coordinated. The dictator had a real obsession about being attacked and he developed all measure to prevent this from happening. There are around 170 000 bunkers build in Albania during that time, some simple but some complex as this one. Also there are some theories that they build the highways very winding so military planes could not land on them. Visiting this place that is now transformed into a museum helps you understand the extent of which the ruling communist party developed their conspiratorial ideas. Also it is an interesting places, as you don't see anything from the outside, and as you go in, your ming is blown away.

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 Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

building  

[landmark] [building]

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 Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

payment point  

[information] [payment point]

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Dajti Gondola Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Dajti Gondola

[transport] [telegondola]

distance

4.3km

Duration

00:19 h

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 Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

walk  

[transport] [walk]

distance

0.8km

Duration

01:38 h
Panorama Hotel Restaurant Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

Panorama Hotel Restaurant

[food and beverages] [restaurant]

Description

great restaurant with views over Tirana

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 Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

telegondola  

[transport] [telegondola]

distance

4.3km

Duration

00:19 h
 Albanian blue waters - an itinerary from Albanian Alps to Adriatic Sea

walk  

[transport]